CHUCK BANKS ADDRESSES CITIZENS ABOUT SMELTER AND BARGE PORT

The following video was filmed during the latter part of 2008.  Chuck Banks lost to Randy Holman in the Primary elections on August 3rd, 2010.  




WATCH THIS UNEDITED VIDEO OF THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SMELTER CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

The following video was filmed on the evening of March 2, 2009 at the Crystal City Elementary School.   It begins after the Alberici presentation.




FINANCING QUESTIONS

(Originally posted in 2009, Updated March 25, 2012) The following video was filmed on the evening of March 5, 2009 at City Hall in Crystal City.  The video is of a vote by the Crystal City council on whether the financing for the smelter project should be revealed to the public.  

Why was this important and will continue to be important?  There are several reasons.  First, it would reveal the real motives behind the development of the smelter.  But more importantly, the 100 year lease that the city has signed can be used as collateral for the financing.   You can look at the original Lease Agreement here (careful it's 2MB) or a searchable MS Word version of the same document here.  Check out page 11, Section 9.3.  

So the real question is "why can't the citizens know who is financially in control of a 100 year lease in our city"?   Some council members and the mayor of Crystal City think that you don't need to know.




REZONING 101

Watch this video that contains new and historical footage describing how changes were made to rezone one third of the city of Crystal City to be heavy industrial.




THE DISABILITY RESOURCE ASSOCIATION SPEAKS UP ABOUT THE SMELTER PROJECT

On February 18, 2008 in a KJFF interview, Craig Henning and Erin Benz from the DRA talk about why they oppose the proposed smelter.




JACK GINNEVER DOES A SAMPLE SURVEY

(Originally posted in 2008, Updated March 25, 2012) Listen to Jack Ginnever talk about a simple survey conducted on one day to determine if residents of Crystal City oppose the smelter project.  Over 50% of the households opposed the smelter project.  The sample survey represented nearly 10% of the households in Crystal City.




BEN DECLUE / ROGER BAKER KJFF INTERVIEW

Roger Baker from C4 debates council member Ben DeClue about the feasibility of the proposed iron ore smelter.




WHO WILL PROTECT CRYSTAL CITY?

You've heard it before - "The permitting process is rigorous and extensive. DNR and the EPA will make sure that things are right."  Watch this video and see if you still agree.





SPEECHLESS

If you only have time to watch one set of videos, this is it.

Speechless - Part 1

Speechless - Part 2




QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS

(Originally posted in 2008, Updated March 25, 2012) Engineer Roger Baker comments on details of the smelter project.



COMMENTS ABOUT THE GREAT RIVERS LETTER

On Monday, October 15, the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center faxed a letter to the Crystal City Council on behalf of the Concerned Citizens for Crystal City stating that the ordinances passed by the City Council which set in motion the proposed iron smelter for Crystal City, Missouri are illegal.

Below is a video of Terry Yesberg commenting on that letter.

Terry Yesberg Comments on Great Rivers Letter




VIDEOS FROM THE NOVEMBER 12 CITY COUNCIL MEETING


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VIDEOS OF THE OCTOBER 22 CITY COUNCIL MEETING


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VIDEOS OF THE OCTOBER 8 CITY COUNCIL MEETING


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WATCH THE PARTS OF THE CITY MEETING THAT THE TV STATIONS DIDN'T SHOW


CURIOUS ABOUT SLAG AND WHAT COULD BE IN STORE FOR CRYSTAL CITY?




WATCH JACK'S PLEA TO PRESERVE THE GREAT HISTORY OF CRYSTAL CITY